West Columbia

February 25, 2011

'Blood Brothers'

Silhouette Stages presents this Willie Russell musical Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 13, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. matinees Sundays. "Blood Brothers" is a tragic story about a woman with numerous children to support who gives one of her newborn twins to the childless woman she works for. The boys grow up streets apart never knowing the truth about themselves but becoming friends and even falling in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. Tickets are $15 and $18, and are available online at silhouettestages.com.

Looking for artists

Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, is accepting applications to exhibit at the gallery for the 2012 season. Applications are available at Slayton House or by e-mail to cjblack@columbiavillages.org. Information: 410-730-3987 or wlca@columbiavillages.org.

Art exhibits

•The paintings of Marc Boone and Michael Sastre will be on display through March 13 in the Rouse Co. Foundation Gallery at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Information: 410-772-4804.

•A mixed-media exhibit "North and South," which includes portraits of figures of the Civil War, is on display through March 12 at Slayton House Gallery. Landscapes in oil by Tatiana Kuzmina also will be on display. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

Around town

English conversation The central location of the Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers "Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club." It's a chance for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. The club meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-7850.

Wii club Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a Wii club for those 55 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The first game is free. Information: 410-313-7213.

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